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Summer Fun in St. Charles

Summers in the Midwest call for endless outdoor activities. When each day calls for sunshine and 80-degree weather, there isn't a better time to visit St. Charles, Illinois. 

Head to the Fox River for biking, boating, and more! If you need to cool off, head to one of the many ice cream shops around town. For a real challenge, try the famous Colonial Kitchen Sink

Enjoy all of the different restaurant patios, especially The Office, Filling Station Pub and Grill, and Evergreen Pub and Grill which has sand volleyball courts. Take a stroll up and down Main Street to hear live music all around town.

Summer Events & Activities

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Outdoor Dining

One of the best ways to experience St. Charles is through its fine dining. In the summer, the plaza is full of people eager to enjoy the outdoors and quality food. There are a numerous amount of outdoor dining options that are perfect for a beautiful summer day. 

Play Miniature Golf

Looking for a fun activity for family, friends, or for you and your partner? Head to River View Miniature Golf Course located along the Fox River and in Pottawatomie Park

Ride the Paddlewheel Riverboats

The Paddewheel Riverboats at Pottawatomie Park offer weekday and weekend cruises. Cruise prices do vary! There are also frequent BYOB for adults 21+, and Sunset Cruises for families.

Brew Tour

St. Charles is home to six incredible breweries: 93 Octane, D&G Brewing, Riverlands Brewing Company, Pollyanna Brewing Company, Broken Brix Winery & Cidery, and Alter Brewing + Kitchen that you can check out using the Travel St. Charles App's Brew Tour. Every brewery has its own unique flavors, atmosphere, and hops! 

Water Sports Fun

Enjoy the scenic Fox River aboard a pedal boat, or kayak! This is a great way to get a unique view of the nature in St. Charles. Kayaks and pedal boats are available to rent at River View Miniature Golf Course.

Grab a Sweet Treat

Cool off and enjoy a sweet treat from Kimmer's Ice Cream, Kilwins, Forever Yogurt, or Colonial Cafe! Everyone is sure to find a dessert they like - whether it is a delicious Sparkle Cone or towering Kitchen Sink!

Take a Dip in the Pool

Splash into summer at one of the two pools in St. Charles: Otter Cove Aquatic Park and Swanson Pool. These facilities have a wide range of activities such as water slides, zero-depth activity pools, diving boards, concessions, and more! 

Go to a Dog Park

Take your furry friend out to enjoy a summer day! St. Charles has multiple dog parks including the James O. Breen Community Park, the River Bend Community Park, and the East Side Sports Complex. This is a perfect way for you and your dog to soak up some sun and get some exercise!